External classification schemes are controlled vocabularies outside of Mandala. Mandala lets you tag your images using these classification schemes.  Learn more about external classification schemes

Add a Scheme

Email mandala@virginia.edu to request a new classification scheme. 

Use an Existing Scheme

  1. Create an image or edit an image
  2. From the editor, click Classification
    • Classification fields will expand
  3. Click Add New Classification
    • "Add new node" options will expand
  4. Choose your classification scheme from the drop-down menu
  5. Enter the fields required for your scheme
  6. Click Create Node
    • Your new classification data will appear in a list